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The Champlin Foundations has awarded the University of Rhode Island four grants totaling $651,774 to fund the purchase of in-classroom technology and research equipment. more
Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. more
The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accepting requests from area businesses and organizations to perform marketing research for the semester beginning January 2014. more
Undergraduates at some local schools are turning to financial-literacy programs to help them cope with college debt, which can easily exceed the mortgage of a modest home. more
The foot traffic, property values and investment in Providence’s Thayer Street commercial district are the envy of many Main Street merchants groups in Rhode Island. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. more
The University of Rhode Island has been awarded the contract to operate the state’s Small Business Development Center, according to a release sent out by the U.S. Small Business Administration Tuesday. The announcement comes as Johnson & Wales University ends its eight-year stewardship of the center, which is dedicated to helping small businesses in the state by providing individual counseling, group programs and other services. more
(Updated, 4 p.m.) Former Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons was Rhode Island’s highest paid college president in 2011 at just under $1.3 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which ranked her 21st in the nation for the year. more
Outgoing Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda’s decision on Dec. 4 to announce via social media and video his imminent departure after six years for a job in California’s Silicon Valley with the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers took the college and state by surprise. more
There is no question that John Maeda left his mark on the Rhode Island School of Design, although the manner of his leaving might be worth further discussion. more
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